Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Cravings...

Ah those cravings. Nothing like being pregnant when it comes to eating and satisfying those cravings.



 It's a crazy thing when you are craving something and absolutely nothing else that you eat tastes good or hits the right spot. And it's also the best feeling in the world when you get to eat the exact thing you are craving. So good.

For weeks I was craving onion rings, but between the awful sickness and sheer exhaustion, I just couldn't be bothered making any. And the ones I got through drive through. Not great. And so weren't what I was craving. 

Saturday night we decided to have a movie night at home with the kids (we watched Jurassic Park) and what better to have with a movie night other than awesome finger food. We made sweet potato and regular potato fries, mini spring rolls and the best onion rings. They rocked.

These aren't the ones I made, I was to busy stuffing my face to take any photos, but these ones look darn close.

Here is my now go-to recipe for onion rings:
1 large onion, cut into 1cm thick slices and seperated
1 1/4 cups self-raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup milk
3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
Oil for frying

Combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Coat the onion in the flour mix and put aside. Mix the egg and milk into the flour. Dip onion into batter and then place on a wire rack to remove excess. I put baking paper underneath, cos this part is messy. Put the crumbs into a dish and one at a time coat the rings in crumbs then return them to the wire rack where any excess crumbs will come off.

From here you can deep fry or oven bake. I chose to shallow fry in the bottom of the wok. I worked in small batches and then put them on paper towel to drain. I kept to cooked rings warm in the oven until they are all cooked. Salt to taste, and just try to stop yourself from eating them all yourself. 

Todd enjoyed them too, but he did say it was a bad thing how good they were, because I am going to want to cook them all the time now. That boy knows me too well.

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